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I Am Afraid (1977)

Io ho paura (original title)
Journey into the fears of the escort agent Graziano, guilty of knowing too much.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Brigadiere Ludovico Graziano
... Judge Cancedda
... Judge Moser
Angelica Ippolito ... Gloria
Paola Arduini ... Irma Caterini
Giorgio Cerioni ... Major Masseria
Bruno Corazzari ... La Rosa
... Elsa Meroni
Aldo Farina
Giuseppe Fazio ... Pastorino
... Caligari
Raffaele Di Mario ... Colonel Ruiz
Joe Sentieri ... Tognon (as Rino Sentieri)
... The self - styled Fiancée of Lunardi
... The Prison Governor
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Journey into the fears of the escort agent Graziano, guilty of knowing too much.

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6 October 1977 (Italy)  »

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Cult Movie!!!
9 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

"Io ho paura" means "I am scared"... It is a terrific movie which tries to summarize some of the totally real (despite the disclaimer at the titles end, significantly put below the main title "I am scared"...) links between secret services, criminality & politics. This link we now know, has been real throughout the 70's and is not just alive now, but more complex, as it appears that it now includes also banks, mafia and masonry. Gian Maria Volonte' gives one of his best performances, playing the scared policeman who unwillingly becomes aware of secrets which he perfectly knows might lead him to his death. Riz Ortolani's score is as usual perfect. Damiano Damiani direction is secure as the movie never drops its rhythm and the ending is tough, but a great one. Damiani will later direct the serial on mafia called "PIOVRA", a huge success in Italy and abroad in the 80s. "Io ho paura" is a fantastic and unknown movie with tension, great acting, a perfect score and an alarming accusation message, still real, on the deviation of our society. 10/10


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